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Preamp suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tehbassist, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. So I'm looking to get a good preamp. I've done a lot of looking around and have some ideas, but I wanted more input first so here's my question, "What is the best/your favorite tubed, on the floor preamp?"
    Also the tube factor is the most important, I can live with a rack unit more or less...
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    What's your price range? Because "the best/my favorite" is very expensive. The "second best" (IMO of course) is not so expensive, but might be higher than you want to pay.

    Another question is "what do you want it to do?" Does it need to drive a power amp? Does it need much EQ control? Do you want overdrive? Etc.

    Go to www.basstasters.com and listen to their tube preamp audio clips. Pay particular attention to the Presonus, because it's cheap and sounds pretty darn good.

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